"I've heard similar stories told by Aussie prisoners of Japan during WWII"
Where do you think McCain got the idea?
Ohhhhh : (
That totally figures. Wait a minute, maybe this could account for the fact that McInsane came out of the camp heavier than when he went in?
I am no admirer of McCain the political figure -- he seems to do the Democrats' bidding just about every time they really need him.
However, I don't believe he'd make up a story about his captivity. He is not that lacking in dignity.
The story should be assumed to be true, and it's a wonderful one.